It has taken a long to time to get there, but we now have the background to understand Romans 13. We must decide which authorities “are from God”? It is clear that we must submit to someone. The important question is who?
Most Christians assume that we must submit to all political powers. This cannot be true. If Paul believed that all authorities are from God, he would have used the word all, but he did not. He used the Greek words "all" (pasa) when saying that all people should submit, but he did not use it when saying which authorities to submit to.
Tomorrow the answer to this important question.